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  1. Three-way Switch Switch Replacement, Switch: étape 1, image 1 de 2 Three-way Switch Switch Replacement, Switch: étape 1, image 2 de 2
    • Locate and turn off the circuit breaker for your switch.

    • Try to turn the switch to ensure you turn the power off.

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    • Use the screwdriver to remove the 15mm Flathead screws on the wall plate.

    • Remove the wall plate from the wall.

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    • After you wear insulated gloves, gently pull out the switch and use a voltage detector to ensure no power is going to the switch.

    • Please ensure you wear insulated gloves before this step!

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    • Label the black live or load wire which connects to the power or the device and usually on the down position of the switch.

    • Use the screwdriver to loosen the 5mm Phillips #1 screw so that you can remove the live or load wire from the switch.

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    • Label the two traveler wires where the up position is held by gold screws of the old switch.

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    • Use the screwdriver to loosen the 5mm Phillips #1 screws so that you can remove these two traveler wires.

    • After the wires are removed, disconnect the old switch.

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    • You will find there are one or two wires left in the outlet box.

    • Ground wire is the bare copper wire.

    • The white one is the neutral wire that may be in another outlet box.

    • Please label the neutral wire and the ground wire.

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    • Using your new switch, link two traveler wires to the positions with gold screws of the new switch and tighten the 5mm Phillips #1 screws.

    • Link the live or load wire to the position with a black screw and tighten the 5mm Phillips #1 screw.

    • Please ensure you link the wires to the correct places.

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    • If there is a green 5mm Phillips #1 screw on the new switch, please link the ground wire to and tighten it.

    • For the intelligent switch, there would be a green wire so that you can group the ground wire with the green wire and tighten them with a wire nut.

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    • There is an extra white wire on the intelligent switch.

    • Group the neutral wire with the white wire and use the wire nut to tighten them.

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    • Turn the power on and check whether the new switch works.

    • Gently push the wires back to the outlet box while you need to leave some space for the switch.

    • Secure the new switch with the 10mm Phillips #1 screws.

    • Finally, secure the wall plate.

Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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